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Final Projects at Columbia University


[ 2015 ]

  • 27 May 2015:
FTP URLs to and within the original (frozen) Columbia University Kermit Project are working again. Better still, the "new" format that was required since July continues to work, so all FTP URLs into Columbia should work the same way now. Examples:


[ 2014 ]


[ 2013 ]


[ 2012 ]


[ 2011 ]


[ 2010 ]


[ 2009 ]


[ 2006 ]


[ 2005 ]

  • 06 Nov 2005:   Spanish-language version of Kermit home page.
  • 17 Jun 2005:   New support arrangements for K95
  • 12 Jun 2005:   C-Kermit development resumes after a year's hiatus


[ 2004 ]

  • 23 Sep 2004:   E-Kermit 1.51.
  • 10 Apr 2004:   C-Kermit 8.0.211
  • 10 Apr 2004:   E-Kermit 1.5.
  • 04 Apr 2004:   C-Kermit 8.0.211 first public Beta.
  • 20 Mar 2004:   E-Kermit 1.4.
  • 04 Mar 2004:   E-Kermit 1.3.


[ 2003 ]


[ 2002 ]

  • 31 Dec 2002:   Current versions page added to website.
  • 31 Dec 2002:   Kermit 95 2.1 shrinkwraps and C-Kermit 8.0 CDROM begin shipping.
  • 25 Nov 2002:   Kermit 95 2.1.2 for Windows and OS/2 sent for shrinkwrapping.
  • 25 Nov 2002:   C-Kermit 8.0 CDROM sent for manufacturing.
  • 14 Nov 2002:   Kermit 95 2.1 released for Windows and OS/2.
  • 24 Oct 2002:   C-Kermit 8.0.206.
  • 07 Oct 2002:   Embedded Kermit 1.1
  • 24 Jul 2002:   Export License Exception ENC for cryptographic versions of Kermit 95.
  • 20 Jun 2002:   Electronic delivery of K95 2.0 (including a free trial version) by e-academy.com.
  • 06 Jun 2002:   Kermit 95 2.0 (first GUI version) announced for Windows.
  • 29 May 2002:   Kermit 95 2.0 GUI Beta Test.
  • 30 Apr 2002:   Kermit Bibliography
  • 02 Apr 2002:   Kermit 95 1.1.21 with SSH and FTP for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
  • 08 Feb 2002:   C-Kermit 8.0.201 released for Unix and VMS (minor update to 8.0.200).
  • 23 Jan 2002:   K95 1.1.21 Beta test begins.
  • 01 Jan 2002:   New K95 Lifetime Academic Site License, new Omnibus Right-to-Copy License,


[ 2001 ]

  • 12 Dec 2001:   C-Kermit 8.0.200 released for Unix and VMS.
  • 19 Sep 2001:   Kermit 95 1.1.20 Trial Download (through 31 December 2001).
  • 06 Aug 2001:   DECSYSTEM-20 Kermit 5.1(264) (faster packet reading)
  • 01 Jul 2001:   G-Kermit updates: OS/2 version, ZIP-format source archive, UUE's updated.
  • 29 Apr 2001:   20th Anniversary of the first Kermit file transfer.
  • 28 Jan 2001:   DECSYSTEM-20 Kermit 5.1(263) adds long packets (first new release in 13 years)


[ 2000 ]


[ 1999 ]


[ 1998 ]

  • 15 Jun 1998:   Kermit 95 1.1.17 for Windows and OS/2.
  • 25 May 1998:   HP-48 Resource Page.
  • 08 Apr 1998:   Kermit 95 1.1.16; first version with security (Kerberos, etc).


[ 1997 ]


[ 1996 ]

  • 18 Dec 1996:   Kermit 95 1.1.9.
  • 12 Dec 1996:   C-Kermit 6.0 for UNIX, VMS, AOS/VS, QNX, Plan 9, BeBox, OS-9, ...
  • 30 Nov 1996:   Using C-Kermit, Second Edition
  • 21 Nov 1996:   Kermit 95 1.1.8.
  • 24 Jul 1996:   Kermit 95 1.1.7.
  • 17 Jul 1996:   Kermit 95 1.1.6.
  • 03 Jul 1996:   Kermit 95 1.1.5.
  • 30 Jun 1996:   Kermit for the Intel 8051 Microcontroller.
  • 07 May 1996:   Kermit 95 for Windows NT on the DEC Alpha.
  • 07 May 1996:   Kermit 95 1.1.4.
  • 22 Feb 1996:   Kermit 95 1.1.3, includes host mode.


[ 1995 ]


[ 1754-1994 ]

  • 1994:   Kermit Web Site established 6 December.
  • 1994:   Kermit newsgroup established 9 September.
  • 1992:   Publication of Using C-Kermit (first edition).
  • 1992:   C-Kermit 5A (scripting, TCP/IP, sliding windows...)
  • 1991:   MS-DOS Kermit 3.11, the first Kermit program with built-in TCP/IP networking.
  • 1990:   Publication of Using MS-DOS Kermit (first edition).
  • 1989:   First International Kermit Conference, Moscow, USSR.
  • 1988:   Kermit sessions at Switzerland and US DECUS symposia.
  • 1988:   Club Kermit in France.
  • 1987:   Publication of Kermit, A File Transfer Protocol.
  • 1987:   Kermit session at Tokyo DECUS Symposium.
  • 1986:   Kermit Project established; first issue of Kermit News.
  • 1985:   C-Kermit 4.0 (first interactive version) for UNIX and VMS.
  • 1984:   Kermit FTP site and Info-Kermit mailing list on ARPANET.
  • 1984:   First Kermit articles published in BYTE magazine.
  • 1983:   VAX/VMS Kermit-32 1.0.
  • 1982:   MS-DOS Kermit, IBM Mainframe Kermit, C-Kermit 1.0, TOPS-10 Kermit.
  • 1981:   Kermit protocol designed at Columbia U; first implementations written for CP/M, DEC-20.
  • 1754:   Columbia University founded by King George II of England.


Effective October 1, 2011, the Kermit website at Columbia University is “frozen” and will change no longer. The new Kermit Project website is now http://www.kermitproject.org, hosted by Panix.com in New York City. The new Kermit site is only for active projects: C-Kermit for Unix and VMS, E-Kermit for embedding, and Kermit 95 for Windows. For other platforms, information and software will remain available at the Columbia University Kermit website and software archive for the foreseeable future. My thanks to Panix Public Access Network Systems on behalf of Kermit users and developers everywhere for hosting the new site.

Note that about 600 web pages have to be updated to account for the new hosting, URL, and situation; it will take some time to iron out all the links and kinks. Also note that even then, some links will continue to point to the Columbia site because the new site does not house the "historic" Kermit programs, nor the enormous library of C-Kermit and other Kermit software binaries. The new site is primarily for new developments, and primarily for those who can deal with source code.

Some other websites of mine, not directly related to Kermit, that were previously housed in the Columbia Kermit website have been moved to new locations where I can still maintain them; the old URls should redirect automatically to the new locations:

—Frank da Cruz, 23 August 2011


Kermit News ceased publication with Number 6, March 1995. Too expensive! All news can now be found on the Kermit website. To see Kermit News #6 and previous issues, CLICK HERE.

Also see the newsgroup comp.protocols.kermit.announce for announcements.


The Kermit Project hosted by Panix.com / kermit@kermitproject.org / 23 April 2015